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Fitter and Turner Apprenticeships - What You Need to Know

Fitter Turner Apprenticeships What You Need to Know

Working as a Fitter and Turner you will manufacture, fit and assemble parts and components on a variety of machinery, working with a range of materials such as plastics and metals.

By electing to do a Fitter and Turner Apprenticeship you can specialise in several different trades. Depending on your host employer you could find yourself working as a Diesel Mechanic, Fitter Machinist, Maintenance Fitter, Service Fitter, Fitter-Welder, Sewing Machine Mechanic or Bench Fitter.

A Day on the Job as a Fitter and Turner

Duties of a Fitter and Turner include:

  • Marking the shape and dimensions of a part to be machined by studying blueprints and using measuring instruments
  • Erecting machinery and equipment on site
  • Cutting, threading, bending and installing hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines
  • Checking joints and operation of moving parts, and making final adjustments for a perfect fit
  • Assembling and fitting machined parts using drill holes and tap threads if necessary to bolt parts together
  • Cleaning and lubricating assembled articles

Becoming a Fitter and Turner

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers.

In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. You will be fully supported throughout your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS community.

View all current vacancies for Engineering trades, including Fitter and Turner Apprenticeships.


Published 26/02/2021

In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.